That day actually came to pass about 10 years ago. I waved him off, dried my eyes and began dragging out my boxes of supplies.
|Good cropped length for high-waisted pants. I added an extra pattern repeat or it would be even shorter.|
I went to a knitting retreat last January and, rather than taking along one of my many WIPs, I cast on the Miette cardigan by Andi Satterlund. This baby was so quick to do that I had almost finished it by the end of the weekend. Then it sat for a year waiting for those final touches - button bands and buttons. Just a couple of weeks ago I had an attack of finish-itis and took care of those last bits.
I used some forest green Cascade 220 from the nether regions of the stash. It's a color I'll get a lot of wear out of, even though it's so dark I can't figure out how to photograph the sweater so that you can see the cute eyelet details around the edges.
If I had it to do over again, I'd make the next size up. I usually make a size down from where my measurements would put me because I'm a loose knitter, but in this case that was a mistake. Even after some pretty aggressive blocking this cardigan wants to pull at the buttons. I suppose, since it's knitting, I could do it over again by frogging and beginning anew. But I'd rather slit my wrists.
If you're in the market for a cropped cardigan, I highly recommend the pattern (which is free, by the way!). It's top-down so there's minimal finishing. Otherwise it would probably have languished for another two years in my almost-done pile. It knits up quickly and there's just enough eyelet happening to wake you up after the rows of stockinette. Plus it looks cute on everyone who's tried it.
|I'm saving Zoe's hair to try spinning it up for a white version...NOT!|